Contributors program/April 9, 2010

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[ AGENDA ]

* XO-1.5 early production machines now available/shipping:
  http://blog.laptop.org/2010/02/25/xo-1-5-early-production-laptops-free-to-contributors-worldwide/

* New projects & libraries -- teaching them Community Outreach:
  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XO_Laptop_Lending_Libraries

* Which projects might you enjoy Mentoring below?!
  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects
  http://rt.laptop.org/Search/Results.html?Query=Queue=%27contributors%27

* Fast Review of the 10 latest (greatest!) HW/Project Proposals -- please
  join us advocating for, and/or reviewing shortcomings of these proposals:
 
  #1 Steppe by Steppe / Side by Side - Kazakhstan, Australia
  #2 Costa Atlantica - Managua, Nicaragua
  #3 Sugar Polishing 0.84 - Berlin, Germany
  #4 Free E-Tutoring in India for the Village Child - Tamilnadu, India
  #5 Fedora on XO - London, United Kingdom
  #6 eBook creation and sharing website - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  #7 Broken XO-1s/parts Community Repair - Sao Tome & Principe
  #8 eKindling - OLPC Philippines
  #9 Collaboration Testing & Documentation - Vienna, Austria
  #10 XO-1.5 Hardware QA - Indianapolis, Indiana


<sandrat> I only recently tried using rt with xo browser and today firefox. It is amazing what IE doesn't show me, no wonder I feel like something is missing
<CanoeBerry> Mtg starts in 3min!
<CanoeBerry> Agenda Here:
<CanoeBerry> http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/iaep/2010-April/010584.html
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<CanoeBerry> Let's begin!
<CanoeBerry> It will be fast.
<CanoeBerry> Small group today, but that's OK.
<CanoeBerry> sandrat: you still there?
<CanoeBerry> Who's ready?
<CanoeBerry> OK, shout out en route folks!
<CanoeBerry> Let's whip through this..
<germanrs_FZT_NI> im ok


[ PROJECT #1 - Steppe by Steppe / Side by Side - Kazakhstan, Australia ]

<CanoeBerry> Please all critique/mentor/vote for Project #1 here:
<CanoeBerry> 1. Steppe by Steppe / Side by Side - Kazakhstan, Australia
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=60323
<CanoeBerry>    http://www.steppebysteppe.com.au/schools.html
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 10 XOs over 12 months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    ...Our aim is that by providing access to [OLPC] resources in remote
<CanoeBerry>    villages, will allow the students to expand their educational
<CanoeBerry>    prospects without having to leave their village, traditional
<CanoeBerry>    lifestyle, village traditions and customs, or family, for the city –
<CanoeBerry>    something which the community often finds very damaging in this
<CanoeBerry>    rapidly changing and globalised world.
<CanoeBerry>    Throughout our project, we have visited many schools in very remote
<CanoeBerry>    rural areas, these schools are often very under resourced – lacking
<CanoeBerry>    sporting equipment, proper toilets, libraries and many other
<CanoeBerry>    facilities that we ourselves take for granted today. Adequate phone
<CanoeBerry>    lines/reception is often non-existent in these areas also – let alone
<CanoeBerry>    the internet. Most people in these remote villages have never even
<CanoeBerry>    seen a computer, let alone used the internet.
<CanoeBerry>    In these rural areas (where hardly anyone has seen a computer), there
<CanoeBerry>    are very limited prospects for further education. We hope that by
<CanoeBerry>    providing a few laptops, internet access (along basic training) and
<CanoeBerry>    software, to a school, we can increase their chances of continued
<CanoeBerry>    higher education. Access to global information will greatly enhance
<CanoeBerry>    their awareness, understanding, and knowledge of the larger community
<CanoeBerry>    that we are all apart of, resulting in greater empowerment at both a
<CanoeBerry>    communal and personal level, thus greatly increasing their
<CanoeBerry>    developmental prospects.
<CanoeBerry>    Our other goal is to partner each participating school in Kazakhstan
<CanoeBerry>    to a sister school in Australia, it will allow students in these
<CanoeBerry>    distant regions of the world to learn and grow together with open
<CanoeBerry>    minds. This can only be done however once these schools have access to
<CanoeBerry>    the internet (and thus telephone lines, electricity, and computers).
<CanoeBerry>    The partnered schools will then be able to keep in regular contact
<CanoeBerry>    with each other, learning about each others traditions, lifestyle, and
<CanoeBerry>    culture...
<CanoeBerry> Alright, apologies for the long proposal!
<CanoeBerry> Reflections & observations from anyone here please...
<CanoeBerry> This group has done a lot of homework, but needs mentoring.
<CanoeBerry> I just sent them a quick email note for clarification.
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<sandrat> partnering is very good important piece
<CanoeBerry> Asking how they're implementing OLPC's 5 Principles..
<CanoeBerry> They're on the ball.
<CanoeBerry> Looks great so far.
<sandrat> ok
<CanoeBerry> I'm tempted to ship them all 10 instead of the usual 2 starter XOs if they demonstrate strong competence up front.
<CanoeBerry> GrannieB & all: Conclusions?
<CanoeBerry> Anybody here give a damn about Kazakhstan? :)
<CanoeBerry> IE care to mentor just a bit to get this team oriented :)
<sandrat> a big ambitious to start.  can we get them to start smaller, and build towards the 5 schools.  I'll be co-mentor
<CanoeBerry> Great.
<CanoeBerry> +1
<sandrat> now I can actually see things in rt with a browser other than IE
<CanoeBerry> Please Vote All.
<sandrat> _1
<CanoeBerry> ?
<sandrat> +1
<GrannieB> just got here... I'll abstain... haven't read it
<sandrat> mistype
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<bemasc> No internet connection.  No mention of power situation. No contribution. No plan for internet connectivity.
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<bemasc> No plan for scaling up, no possibility of 1:1...
<sandrat> I have supported exchange students from Khazhakstan. they come in many ethnic varieties, some asian some russian
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<GrannieB> ???? maybe a couple to start would be good until bmasc's questions are resolved
<CanoeBerry> bemasc: unless we insist on 1:1 within limits, and promotion as this team seems on top of.
<CanoeBerry> MOTION: ship 2
<sandrat> agreed good start
<CanoeBerry> Please vote or state further objections ASAP.
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<GrannieB> +1 for 2
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<CanoeBerry> APPROVED FOR 2
<CanoeBerry> Thanks all.


[ PROJECT #2 - Costa Atlantica - Managua, Nicaragua ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #2 -- please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Costa Atlantica - Managua, Nicaragua
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=60386
<CanoeBerry>    http://www.fundacionzt.org/fzt/index.htm
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 2 XOs over 12 months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    Get 2 XO 1.5 for start the training with the new hardware and software,
<CanoeBerry>    and to have the experience to support the proyect at Atlantic Zone.
<CanoeBerry> +1
<CanoeBerry> DSD says we must!
<CanoeBerry> DSD made this application happen..
<germanrs_FZT_NI> yes, daniel helps me a lot in Nicaragua
<CanoeBerry> germanrs_FZT_NI: can you introduce your work real quick here?
<CanoeBerry> What are the goals?
<germanrs_FZT_NI> Fundacion Zamora Teran
<sandrat> no problem with this one request is for 2 XO 1.5 .  good to go
<CanoeBerry> germanrs_FZT_NI: Please say more where yo ucan!
<kjcole> If they're buying a few thousand 1.5 machines, giving a head start to people leading sounds prudent. +1
<germanrs_FZT_NI> we are going to deliver more that 6000 xo
<sandrat> train to support the 6000 arriving .. seems critical
<germanrs_FZT_NI> to atlantic zone
<GrannieB> Be sure they get in contact with SL Argentina. No sense re-inventing the wheel. I guess DD is there this week?
<CanoeBerry> EG. What is your project's priority/focus, around these 5 principles etc:
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Core_principles
<germanrs_FZT_NI> we are training more than 20 people in Atlantic zone
<CanoeBerry> Excellent!
<bemasc> +1
<GrannieB> SL Argentina has a training DVD (2 volumes) you might want to take a look at it too
<CanoeBerry> germanrs_FZT_NI: will people in Nicaragua and outside Nicaragua be able to participate in your great work via a blog or similar?
<sandrat> +1
<germanrs_FZT_NI> yes
<CanoeBerry> Thank you for your site: http://www.fundacionzt.org/fzt/index.htm
<CanoeBerry> germanrs_FZT_NI: awesome.
<germanrs_FZT_NI> we also have a wiki
<CanoeBerry> germanrs_FZT_NI: what's the link?
<germanrs_FZT_NI> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Zamora_Teran
<CanoeBerry> Sweet!
<germanrs_FZT_NI> Daniel and me
<CanoeBerry> germanrs_FZT_NI: what are your primary needs from the technical and teacher communities here?
<GrannieB> If there is a shipping problem, maybe someone could hand carry the XOs in their luggage.
<CanoeBerry> GrannieB: no
<CanoeBerry> GrannieB: the Contributor Program uses DHL exclusively at this time.
<germanrs_FZT_NI> the embassy of Denkmark are helping us
<germanrs_FZT_NI> with the transport of the Xo
<CanoeBerry> GrannieB: the Contributors Program uses DHL exclusively at this time-- and pays for all import taxes and duties.
<CanoeBerry> Let us conclude.
<GrannieB> +1 of course!
<CanoeBerry> germanrs_FZT_NI: where are you yourself based in Managua or Germany?
<CanoeBerry> Final votes please.
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<germanrs_FZT_NI> in managua
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED, thanks all!


[ PROJECT #3 - Sugar Polishing 0.84 - Berlin, Germany ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #3 -- please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Sugar Polishing 0.84 - Berlin, Germany
<CanoeBerry>    http://erikos.sweettimez.de
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=60509
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 1-2 XO-1.5s over undetermined months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    Polish Sugar 0.84 on XO 1.5
<CanoeBerry>    Find hardware related issues with Sugar on XO 1.5 hardware (e.g.
<CanoeBerry>    keys, camera). Backport 0.86 and 0.88 bugs to 0.84.
<CanoeBerry> +1 for 2 XO-1.5s
<CanoeBerry> Votes please!
<bemasc> +1
<kjcole> +1
<CanoeBerry> Objections? Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED
<sandrat> _1
<sandrat> +1



[ PROJECT #4 - Free E-Tutoring in India for the Village Child - Tamilnadu, India ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #4 - please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Free E-Tutoring in India for the Village Child - Tamilnadu, India
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=60525
<CanoeBerry>    http://twitter.com/rajindia_4
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 50 XOs over 48 months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    Remote area (village) Students can acquire
<CanoeBerry>    knowledge of their homework help and curriculum help of the Text book 
<CanoeBerry> using
<CanoeBerry>    XO’s laptop. They can learn comfortable without any fear in one-one 
<CanoeBerry> session
<CanoeBerry>    with the teacher in online tutoring. Every child who live in remote areas
<CanoeBerry>    can use the latest technology for the learning purpose using XO’s Laptop.
<CanoeBerry>    They can prepare the different subject topics, projects, taking notes and
<CanoeBerry>    save it into the Laptop and using it day to day life. They will get more
<CanoeBerry>    benefit using XO’s Laptops in their life.
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<CanoeBerry> tch: welcome!
<bemasc> Deployment.
<CanoeBerry> That's Optimistic ;)
<GrannieB> This person should seek foundation support. This is not a Contributors Program project
<CanoeBerry> Needs mentoring..
<CanoeBerry> -1 until a mentor jumps on board and helps this team.
<CanoeBerry> Please all vote and/or help mentor.
<GrannieB> maybe one or two to firm up a project they can get funding for
<kjcole> That's a boatload for what appears to be a self-employed accountant with a masters in communication and no team to speak of...
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<CanoeBerry> kjcole: what are you suggesting?
<CanoeBerry> Do we ship 0 XO-1's or 2 XO-1's?
<CanoeBerry> Consensus please?
<bemasc> 0
<kjcole> CanoeBerry: Based on what I saw in the ticket, it seemed the requestor was asking for a lot, but didn't have a lot of tech support.
<CanoeBerry> Final votes please.
<sandrat> Let's get this person to develop this project.  Who is with him, what engagement does he have with the schools, is there local support;  is there a team, sustainability, long term plan
<CanoeBerry> Let's conclude.
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<GrannieB> Develop more, then maybe 2
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<kjcole> -1
<GrannieB> -1
<CanoeBerry> ON HOLD -- needs mentor before intial 2 XO-1's can be considered.
<CanoeBerry> Thanks all.
<sandrat> postpone for better project development


[ PROJECT #5 - Fedora on XO - London, United Kingdom ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #5 - please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Fedora on XO - London, United Kingdom
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=60565
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 2 XOs over undetermined months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    Working on getting the XO-1.5 supported in Fedora mainline. Sugar
<CanoeBerry>    is already and will continue to be well supported in Fedora mainline.
<CanoeBerry>    Fedora is supported pretty well on on the XO-1. The aim is to test
<CanoeBerry>    and improve the support of Fedora on the XO-1.5.
<CanoeBerry> +1
<bemasc> +1
<CanoeBerry> Applicant is a proven contributor, flying around the world for this cause..
<CanoeBerry> (I've met him in Berlin, Toronto, etc...)
<CanoeBerry> Plz all vote.
<culseg> +1
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED
<sandrat> This is a critical activity.  We should support him
<CanoeBerry> Thanks Y'All


[ PROJECT #6 - eBook creation and sharing website - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #6 -- plz all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> eBook creation and sharing website - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=60582
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 0 XOs
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    The purpose of the project is to support the development of a 
<CanoeBerry> creative and compassionate young people to fight and win the war of poverty.
<CanoeBerry> (1) To allow children (6-12) in developing countries to freely 
<CanoeBerry> express themselves in the form of creative writing. The website provides 
<CanoeBerry> a space for creative expressions to be shared by anyone anywhere. No 
<CanoeBerry> cost for posting. All submission will be copyright free.
<CanoeBerry> (2) To allow children in developed countries to listen to what 
<CanoeBerry> children with other cultures have to say. Readers from outside the 
<CanoeBerry> developing world can download the ebook to their 
<CanoeBerry> ipad/ipod/iphone/laptop/desktop etc. The books will be sold for $0.99 
<CanoeBerry> per download. Once downloaded, it is free to distribute to friends, 
<CanoeBerry> classmates and families.
<CanoeBerry> (3) All proceeds, after expenses, will be directed to OLPC project to 
<CanoeBerry> send more laptops to children in LDC. No money will be forwarded to the 
<CanoeBerry> children to avoid abuse.
<CanoeBerry> Note: The creative writing of a 6-12 years old will not be a "full 
<CanoeBerry> book" as what we usually understood. It will be something like a bedtime 
<CanoeBerry> reading to your kids with stories and pictures. When editing, a web link 
<CanoeBerry> can be added to show more contents. Therefore, keep in mind that ebook 
<CanoeBerry> here refers to creative writing from a 6-12 years old.
<CanoeBerry> Measurement of objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    (1) Against objective #1, the number of creations posted in the 
<CanoeBerry> website. The source and diversity of the creation will also be a good 
<CanoeBerry> indicator of depth of the project.
<CanoeBerry> (2) Against objective #2, the number of downloads is primary 
<CanoeBerry> indicator. Since there is no copyright and transfer restrictions, the 
<CanoeBerry> download figure will be an underestimate of true circulation.
<CanoeBerry>    (3) Against objective #3, the amount of contributions from the 
<CanoeBerry> project to OLPC will be used.
<CanoeBerry> Out of breath yet?  :)
<sandrat> Cool .. who came up with this.  good strategic thinking
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<CanoeBerry> Applicant requests ADVICE not hardware.
<bemasc> ADVICE: join sugar-devel
<CanoeBerry> Please weigh in, considering his thoughtful proposal.
<sandrat> I'll try and mentor.
<CanoeBerry> bemasc: applicant is a business person :)
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<culseg> reads well-intended, for sure encourage, IRC may not be the best forum for developing and nuturing
<GrannieB> so the 99 cents is to defray expenses of running the website?
<CanoeBerry> FYI I had a phone call with this individual early this week and will continue trying to work with him later this month..
<sandrat> There are a lot of questions this brings up that we should think thru... not sure we shouldn't give it some time
<GrannieB> this could be self-sustaining once it gets going
<CanoeBerry> Applicant is committed to "Robin Hood" transfer of funds from rich countries to poor -- I've asked him to find ways to balance this with OLPC Principles #5 regarding e-books from kids which should in general be remixable rather than copyrighted too strictly:
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Core_principles
<GrannieB> they should set up an NGO first though if they will be charging for downloads
<CanoeBerry> In any case, please attach your comments to the Project Page!
<CanoeBerry> http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=60582
<CanoeBerry> MOTION: we all love creative writing :)
<CanoeBerry> Objections?
<CanoeBerry> I hated creative writing as a kid.. but ah well I'm growing up ;)
<CanoeBerry> Shall we?
<GrannieB> with mentoring and help setting up an NGO before they collect any download fees  +1
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<sandrat> it is great idea,  but to deploy the business model requires a lot of back room resources
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> CONCLUSION: let's get creative :)


[ PROJECT #7 - Broken XO-1s/parts Community Repair - Sao Tome & Principe ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #7 - please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Broken XO-1s/parts Community Repair - Sao Tome & Principe
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=60628
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 5+ XOs over indefinite months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    Looking to develop a summer program for the students at the São João 
<CanoeBerry> School
<CanoeBerry>    so that they can continue using their laptops during the summer months.
<CanoeBerry>    This program will focus on teaching the Etoys activity, providing 
<CanoeBerry> computer
<CanoeBerry>    repair classes, providing ebooks in Portuguese, and evaluating the 
<CanoeBerry> academic
<CanoeBerry>    year and its use of XO laptops with teachers. Breakfast or lunch will be
<CanoeBerry>    provided to students as well.
<sandrat> mentoring .. communication is important here,  it is a great plan that we should find a way to support
<CanoeBerry> The goals of the computer repairs portion of the summer program
<CanoeBerry>    include:
<CanoeBerry>    - Teaching children and teachers how to fix their own computers using 
<CanoeBerry> limited
<CanoeBerry>      supplies
<CanoeBerry>    - Seeding the development and expansion of a community repair center 
<CanoeBerry> in São
<CanoeBerry>      Tomé e Príncipe, hopefully serving as a potential repairs hub for 
<CanoeBerry> future
<CanoeBerry>      OLPC programs around the country
<CanoeBerry>    - Allowing for the current program to be even more sustainable and not
<CanoeBerry>      reliant on overseas help, especially when teachers do not speak English
<CanoeBerry>      and are unable to seek live assistance online in their native language
<CanoeBerry>      (Portuguese)
<CanoeBerry>    - Putting more emphasis on the OLPC wiki as an educational resource for
<CanoeBerry>      students and teachers, not just for computer repair but for other
<CanoeBerry>      questions and procedures.
<CanoeBerry> +1 when applicant returns from Haiti to provide strong mentoring.
<kjcole> +1
<CanoeBerry> DCRepair (LukeF) has already begun training the applicant on basic XO repair.
<sandrat> do we know about submitter... ok
<CanoeBerry> Plz all vote.
<kjcole> Beth came to the Learning Club and
<sandrat> +1
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<bemasc> So, it's not clear to me what's really needed here.
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<kjcole> got some hands-on training in repair
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED
<GrannieB> ??? do they already have XOs?  Are these for parts?  Where are their existing XOs during the summer?
<CanoeBerry> Yes they have 100 XO-1's
<CanoeBerry> Recall the famous blog:
<CanoeBerry> http://bethstepsup.blogspot.com
<GrannieB> still don't understand what these are for then
<CanoeBerry> Repair!
<CanoeBerry> Parts!
<culseg> repair, she seeks salvage XOs...we discussed and actually partially approved this months ago ...pending salvage stock
<GrannieB> ok!  Then it makes sense
<CanoeBerry> Parts in the form of broken XO-1's in our warehouse, waiting to be used!
<GrannieB> super... love recycling Earth Day is coming
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<GrannieB> +1


[ PROJECT #8 - eKindling - OLPC Philippines ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #8 -- plz all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> eKindling - OLPC Philippines
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=60787
<CanoeBerry>    http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects/Grassroots_PH_Developers
<CanoeBerry>    http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Remote_Pilot_Deployment_in_Lubang
<CanoeBerry>    http://ekindling.org/news
<CanoeBerry>    http://twitter.com/ekindling
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 7 XOs over 4 months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    The goal is utilize the XO laptops to pilot a training program designed
<CanoeBerry>    to build the capacity of educators, tech squad (comprised of 4th grade
<CanoeBerry>    students) and support team – key stakeholders that will be participating
<CanoeBerry>    in the first OLPC deployment (100 XO Laptops) in the Philippines.
<CanoeBerry>    Deployment is projected to start in July.
<CanoeBerry> The Key objectives are as follows:
<CanoeBerry>    • Train educators and local technical support team on using the XO,
<CanoeBerry>    making integrated lesson plans, basic maintenance and repair, classroom
<CanoeBerry>    arrangement and management, overview of available digital content, etc.
<CanoeBerry>    • Train Tech Squad - a team comprised of 4th grade students that will
<CanoeBerry>    assist educators in facilitating learning with the XO laptop – very
<CanoeBerry>    important feature of our program design.
<CanoeBerry>    • We will create a shareable blueprint on effectively training “Tech 
<CanoeBerry> Squads”
<CanoeBerry>    • Create a shareable blueprint/manual for future training programs that
<CanoeBerry>    can be replicated inside and outside the Philippines.
<CanoeBerry> Context: this team is buying 100 XO-1.5's
<CanoeBerry> And this proposal was pre-approved :)
<GrannieB> then these are for training
<GrannieB> while they wait for the 100
<GrannieB> sounds reasonable
<CanoeBerry> Their training in the Philippines is April 16-22
<kjcole> +1 I like it when the students are (or are becoming) the professionals.
<CanoeBerry> Their 100 XO-1.5's should arrive approx early July if the deal is finalized in coming days.
<GrannieB> +1
<CanoeBerry> +1
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<kjcole> (At least til some pissant 4th grader puts me out of a job. ;-) )
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<sandrat> +1
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED
<sandrat> star cast


[ PROJECT #9 - Collaboration Testing & Documentation - Vienna, Austria ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #9 - plz all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Collaboration Testing & Documentation - Vienna, Austria
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=61054  
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 2 XO-1.5s over undetermined months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    Sugar 0.84 Activity-Sharing, Collaboration, Testing & Documention with
<CanoeBerry>    OLPC Austria.
<CanoeBerry> +1 for OLPC Austria, the pioneering community group worldwide
<sandrat> great... top people
<kjcole> +1 Done great work in the past. No reason to think they won't again.
<GrannieB> +1 testing and documentation are sooo important!
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED


[ PROJECT #10 - XO-1.5 Hardware QA - Indianapolis, Indiana ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #10 - plz all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> XO-1.5 Hardware QA - Indianapolis, Indiana
<CanoeBerry>     http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=61058
<CanoeBerry>     [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>     Requests 1 XO-1.5 over undetermined months
<CanoeBerry>     Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>     [Requestor is experienced & enthusiastic hardware/kernel hacker]
<kjcole> Bit thin on the details...
<CanoeBerry> +1 to this humble individual who practically created our Support Gang in the early days, mentoring many..
<CanoeBerry> Sorry for the lack of details yes.
<kjcole> In that case... +1
<CanoeBerry> Will ask him to beef up his results.
<GrannieB> +1
<CanoeBerry> Note this individual recently moved from Memphis, TN
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<cjb> CanoeBerry: is there an example of his hardware work somewhere?
<cjb> (I don't see his name in the kernel commits anywhere.)
<CanoeBerry> cjb: good question, he's been more of a tech support guy getting repair centers up to speed etc, but i will ask
<cjb> anyway, probably not important.  if he does have hardware experience, that would be good to know.
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED!


[ CLOSING REMARKS ]

<CanoeBerry> Meeting Adjourned -- plz join our short phone meeting this Sunday 4PM at the usual number!
<sandrat> ok thx
<CanoeBerry> Ask for details here if nec: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Support_Gang
<CanoeBerry> * GREAT WKD ALL *
<GrannieB> One note ... if the picture on the contrib project page with the classroom full of xos was changed maybe people would stop asking for 50? :)
* kjcole  has left #olpc-meeting ("Konversation terminated!")
<CanoeBerry> GrannieB: change the picture to show 1-million XOs so everyone understand saturation :)
* alexanderpirdy  has left #olpc-meeting
<GrannieB> Don't know how to change picture...  but might be able to create a "saturation" photo in Photoshop with lots of "clones" ;)
<GrannieB> let me know and I'll do it in my "spare time"  (what's that?)
<GrannieB> bye... Ryan form La Sierra U will be here in an hour or 2.  Got to get the Roadshow M-stock machines ready to go
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